The Messoyakha project comprises the Vostochno (Eastern) and Zapadno (Western) Messoyakhskoye acreages. Licenses for their development are held by Messoyakhaneftegaz, which is jointly controlled by Rosneft and Gazprom Neft. Gazprom Neft is the operator on the project.
The Messoyakha fields were first discovered in the 1980s, and are the northernmost of Russia’s onshore fields known to date. They are located in the Gydan Peninsula, in the Tazovsky district of the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Region, 340 kilometres north of Novy Urengoy, in Russia’s Arctic zone — a region of considerably underdeveloped infrastructure.
Pilot operations at the Vostochno-Messoyakhskoye field saw the first oil from this field produced in October 2012. Construction of a pressure pipeline from the Messoyakha fields to the Zapolyarye-Purpe trunk pipeline network was initiated in November 2014. The total length of the pipeline will run to approximately 100 kilometres, with a maximum discharge capacity of seven million tonnes per year.
- Messoyakha photo gallery